Weekly round-up: Athletes sharing positive messages

Canadian Paralympic Committee

May 25, 2020

How to ''win the day''

Mike Frogley

Even though Canada’s Paralympians are not able to compete right now, or train at their normal pace, they are still keeping themselves busy whether it’s doing at-home workouts, virtual chatting with friends and family, or sharing their stories in the news and on social media. Each week, we’ll compile various top social posts and articles to see what Canadian Para athletes have been up to. Here are some highlights from the past week:

Amanda Rummery, a member of Canada’s Parapan Am Games team in Lima last summer, joined host Benoît Huot for this week’s edition of Team Canada Champion Chats (TCCC) Weekly Live. Also guesting was Olympic bobsledder Christopher Spring, and the main topic of the week was exploring and trying something new. Among the things they talked about was their favourite books. 

Courtesy of AMI’s Mind, Set, Go, Paralympic wheelchair basketball coach Mike Frogley explains why it’s important to approach life one day at a time, especially during this difficult period, with the challenge to ‘’win the day’’.



Head on over to the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s new Inclusive Sport Hub to learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion in sport. A few athletes shared their own experiences about why it’s important to create an inclusive sport environment, including discus thrower Renee Foessel and swimmer Aurélie Rivard.





Erica Gavel, a member of Canada’s women’s wheelchair basketball team, continues to expand her voice as a spokesperson for sports as she was appointed to represent the Americas Zone on the new International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Athlete Steering Committee.



Tim McIsaac, one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympians ever, is in the running for Manitoba’s greatest athlete of all time! The Winnipeg Free Press has organized this online athletic showdown, giving fans a chance to vote for their favourites. Starting with 32 athletes in the first round, McIsaac earned more votes than hockey player Jennifer Botterill to make the sweet 16. The former swimmer is now up against speed skater Cindy Klassen. CLICK HERE to submit your vote! You can vote once per day, with voting for this round closing on Thursday. 


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